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Who brought the first piano into Australia?

So, who brought the first piano into Australia? The first Pianoforte to land in Australia came over with George Bouchier Worgan, born May 1757 and died March 1838. George was an English naval surgeon who accompanied the First Fleet to Australia on HMS “Sirius”. The Broadwood Piano Archives of England, record that Mr Worgan purchased […]

Australian Piano Makers of the Golden Era

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.923767537633380 “Gallery of Australian Piano Makers of the Golden Era”.Here you will find examples of some of the well known and not so well known excellent Australian Piano Makers of the Golden Era.Many of you will have heard of Beale and Wertheim Pianos but who made those lovely Belling and many of the nicer Victor […]

Sight and sound of music

A piano is not just a musical instrument but also a piece of furniture that becomes the focal point of the room. A piano hits all the right notes in the homes of those who have musicality in mind. But, being a proficient piano player isn’t a prerequisite to having a music room, which can […]

8 Ways to Make Your Piano Room Sing

Turn your upright piano into the star of the room or a great supporting player. If you have a new or used piano or are pondering the idea, here are some tips on finding a stylish place where your piano sounds and looks great. http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/976310/list/8-Ways-to-Make-Your-Piano-Room-Sing My sister just added a beautiful black upright piano to […]

The Secret Life of Piano Tuners

Hear from the people who keep New Zealand’s pianos sounding sweet, from old dingers to Steinway grands. We meet the man who tuned Paul McCartney’s family “joanna” and hear stories of the itinerant piano tuners who were much sought after in 19th century New Zealand. (24′19″) Source: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/secretlife/audio/2539503/the-secret-life-of-piano-tuners.asx

Three Approaches to Piano Restoration

Conservative | Modern | Innovative.  With the conservative approach, the restorer places a high priority on preserving as much of the original instrument as possible. With the modern approach, the restorer attempts to make the piano only as good as it was when new, closely maintaining the original design. With the innovative approach, the restorer […]